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New Fixed-Type Caliper Brake for Consistent Light-Weight Design and Acoustic Comfort

When it comes to vehicles, every gram counts if ambitious targets in terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions are to be achieved. That is why Continental, the international automotive supplier, has developed a new fixed-type caliper brake for medium-sized passenger cars. Compared with the fist-caliper brakes widely used at present, this new design can save up to 1.5 kg per wheel. To enable this progress to be made with the highest level of acoustic comfort, Continental has applied the knowledge it has gained over many years of experience with the FN fist-calipers to the development of its new fixed-type caliper brake. The new aluminum monobloc brake caliper features drawn brake pads and is fundamentally much more robust in terms of brake squeal – previously a known problem with fixed calipers. We are helping vehicle manufacturers to further reduce the CO2 emissions on new models. Weight is a key factor in this respect. At the same time, light-weight design must not be allowed to create problems in other areas. In order to prevent squeal on fixed-type caliper brakes, we have used our experience with fist-caliper brakes to come up with an innovative fixed-type caliper design, said Dietrich Golz, Head of Development for Wheel Brakes at the Hydraulic Brake Systems Business Unit at Continental's Chassis & Safety Division.
1st September 2011

WABCO Supplies New Technology for Heavy Duty Air Disc Brakes to MAN, One of Europe’s Leading Manufacturers of Commercial Vehicles

WABCO Holdings Inc announced that nine months ago the company began deliveries of new NG22MAX™ air disc brakes for heavy duty truck applications in Europe to MAN, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles and diesel engines. It marks the first application of new WABCO NG22MAX air disc brakes on heavy duty trucks and results so far demonstrate superb performance.
25th May 2011

WABCO Announces Agreement to Supply its Breakthrough Emergency Braking Technology to Hyundai, South Korea’s Largest Manufacturer of Commercial Vehicles

WABCO Announces Agreement to Supply its Breakthrough Emergency Braking Technology to Hyundai, South Korea’s Largest Manufacturer of Commercial Vehicles
WABCO Holdings Inc announced that the company has entered into a long term agreement with Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, to develop and supply WABCO’s OnGuardPLUS™ system, a breakthrough in emergency braking technology.
25th May 2011


TRW's Electric Park Brake for Front Axles Brings Advanced Safety to Smaller Vehicles

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today unveiled its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system for front axles – a development which makes the technology more affordable for a wider range of vehicle segments. TRW's EPB offers a number of safety benefits in addition to space optimization in the vehicle's passenger compartment thanks to the elimination of the handbrake lever or pedal.
29th March 2011

Continental components figure prominently in the new Ford Focus and C-MAX

A range of innovative advanced driver assistance systems are making their debut in compact cars. An emergency-brake assist is available for the first time ever. Continental also provides the PEPS remote locking and authorization system, diesel injectors, engine controls, tires and service set.
15th March 2011

Greater road safety in focus EU Commission recommends mandatory ABS for motorcycles

By making ABS mandatory for motorcycles, the EU commission hopes to make driving safer for motorcyclists. This requirement is part of the recently presented draft framework regulation for motorcycles, and is intended to apply to motorcycles with more than 125 cc displacement. The proposal is currently passing through the EU legislative procedure, and will likely be adopted next year. The regulation is to come into effect from 2017. On the basis of a new generation of brake control systems, Bosch has developed an independent series for motorcycles for the first time. The ABS 9 systems for motorcycles are the world's smallest, says Dr. Werner Struth, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. This is our way of encouraging manufacturers to install this life-saving safety system in all motorcycles equipped with hydraulic brakes. Bosch began producing the new motorcycle ABS in late 2009.
21st February 2011

Greater stability when braking hard New Bosch motorcycle ABS goes into series ABS 9 plus with integrated pressure sensor

Greater stability when braking hard New Bosch motorcycle ABS goes into series ABS 9 plus with integrated pressure sensor
Bosch is starting series production of a new version of the generation 9 ABS for motorcycles: the ABS 9 plus is currently the world’s smallest and lightest brake control system for motorcycles. “An integrated pressure sensor helps to detect as early as possible if the rear wheel is lifting up. This further improves driving stability when the brakes are applied heavily,” says Dr. Werner Struth, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. The new system is currently going into series in two motorcycle models. Kawasaki offers it as an option in the Ninja ZX-10R as the “Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System (KIBS); Ducati is introducing it as standard in the Diavel. In early October, the EU Commission recommended making ABS mandatory for motorcycles to improve road safety.
21st February 2011


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